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Arkansas State University discusses metal detectors

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University might be adding metal detectors at athletic events this fall. The Jonesboro Sun ( http://bit.ly/2pHgsHw ) reports the preliminary discussions for the detectors comes after the approval of an act last month to allow concealed handguns at public colleges and universities. The law allows concealed carry permit holders with enhanced training to carry in public spaces such as government buildings, bars, restaurants and churches. Concealed guns are...

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When Jewish couple Mikey Franklin and Sonya Shpilyuk hung a "Black Lives Matter" banner from the window of their condominium, they hoped to voice their solidarity with the social justice movement. Instead, the backlash to their small act of resistance was swift. Two days later, their car was egged and toilet paper was strewn across a tree in front of their property.

Actress Erin Moran, Joanie Of 'Happy Days,' Dies At 56

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Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the 1970s sitcom, Happy Days, is dead at age 56, according to media reports.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department says Moran was found unresponsive after Indiana authorities received a 911 call on Saturday afternoon, The Associated Press reports.

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President Trump awarded the Purple Heart to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Barrientos was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17 and had to have his right leg amputated below the knee, according to The Associated Press. He was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife, Tammi. First Lady Melania Trump was also in attendance.

Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers killed more than 100 Afghan Army soldiers Friday at a base in northern Afghanistan, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. It is one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan military base since the war began.

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